Off Broadway

Opening Night of American Moor

Opening Night of American Moor

Veanne Cox

Veanne Cox Photo by Monica Simoes

Terrence McNally

Terrence McNally with director Kim Weild Photo by Monica Simoes

Laila Robins

Laila Robins Photo by Monica Simoes

Robert Cuccioli

Robert Cuccioli Photo by Monica Simoes

Chukwudi Iwuju

Keith Hamilton Cobb  Photo by Monica Simoes

James Harkness

James Harkness Photo by Monica Simoes

Manuel Feliciano

Manoel Feliciano and Guest Photo by Monica Simoes

and more celebrated the opening night of American Moor at Cherry Lane Theatre.

Josh Tyson, Keith Hamilton Cobb, Jesse Berger, Kim Weild Photo by Monica Simoes

Red Bull Theater brings that Keith Hamilton Cobb’s acclaimed play American Moor, Off-Broadway at Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St), in a production directed by Kim Weild and produced in collaboration with Evangeline Morphos, Frederick M. Zollo, Elizabeth I. McCann and Tom Shea.       

Kim Weild, Elizabeth I. McCann Photo by Monica Simoes
Keith Hamilton Cobb Photo by Monica Simoes
Josh Tyson Photo by Monica Simoes

An indomitable African-American actor (Keith Hamilton Cobb) auditioning for the role of Othello must respond to the dictates of a younger, white director (Josh Tyson) who presumes to better understand Shakespeare’s iconic black character. What could possibly go wrong? In this 90-minute, multi-award winning play, this fraught audition turns into an exploration of Shakespeare, race, and America (not necessarily in that order). Fueled by humor and passion, American Moor paints an essential portrait of an American theater unaware of its failures, and of the culture that supports it.

Evangeline Morphos and Keith Hamilton Cobb Photo by Monica Simoes
Laila Robins, Robert Cuccioli Photo by Monica Simoes
Keith Hamilton Cobb and Ellen Holly Photo by Monica Simoes
Chukwudi Iwuju Photo by Monica Simoes
Red Bull Theater Artistic Director Jesse Berger Photo by Monica Simoes
Keith Hamilton Cobb, Kim Weild, Josh Tyson Photo by Monica Simoes

Off Broadway

Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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